The Funny Side of Earlsfield – January 2023

A top-notch night of stand up comedy

The Funny Side’s Saturday night comedy show in Southwest London features some of the very best UK and international stand-up comedians on the circuit. The Funny Side began in 2006 and has established an excellent reputation as a hilarious boutique comedy night – don’t miss these great acts in our intimate venue.




Alistair Barrie is one of the top headliners on the international comedy circuit. He has performed in over 40 countries including acclaimed performances in Australia, Cape Town, Mumbai, New Zealand and the legendary Comedy Cellar in New York. He is a regular at London’s world-famous Comedy Store and a core member of their weekly topical ‘Cutting Edge’ team.

“Barrie’s analytical nous and store of snappy gags mark him out… Excellent.” The Independent

“Properly smart comedy for grown-ups. By a properly smart comic” ★★★★ The Scotsman

“Immensely charismatic and entirely convincing. Barrie is dangling on the edge of the big time. His delivery is flawless.” FEST



A stand up since 2003, Michael performs at all the major comedy clubs throughout the UK and all over the world. He has works as a writer for Radio and TV and recently had his own stand up series: ‘Dyslexicon’ on BBC radio 4. He has an affable and electric style of comedy, with material that ranges from the cerebral to the smutty.

“Exceptionally funny…extremely sharp…hugely enjoyable” The Scotsman

“Hilarious, Clever, sick and completely unrepeatableBBC Online

“An absolutely superb circuit headliner.” London Is Funny’s Ten Comics To Look Out For




Originally from Egypt, Omar started stand up in 2019 and, in his first year (+global pandemic), went on to win the prestigious ‘So You Think You’re Funny’ award at the Edinburgh Fringe. He talks about his encounters with strange school friends, football fans and EDL-badge-wearing bouncers, providing unique insight from a childhood moving from Egypt to Wales to Cambridge.

So You Thing You’re Funny WINNER 2021

“The slick routine boasts distinctive jokes and is delivered with a winning poise and calmness.”Chortle.



Karen Hobbs has a distinct gossipy tone to her comedy as she shares memories of sex education classes, her suburban Stevenage roots, dating apps, and mocking her generally screwed-up life. But what gives her an edge over comics fishing in similar waters is that she’s a cancer survivor – to which she takes a winningly unique approach. Heartfelt comedy at its best.

Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year 2021 Finalist, One of Glamour’s 7 Funniest Women at the Fringe 2019 and Funny Women’s 2020 ‘One to Watch’.



“Painfully funny… This genius should grow into a worldwide phenomenon” Mumble Comedy

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